In an unanimous vote last night, the Tuolumne County Fair Board decided to keep the long-running Junior Livestock Auction´s start time at 5 p.m.
Fair officials had made the change after deciding a tractor pull would help bring more people in to the fair Saturday night but could disrupt the nearby auction.
But parents, like Donna Douglas, disagreed. “It´s a social event. It´s a tradition in the Mother Lode,” she said.
It had originally been thought the noisy tractors would upset the animals if the livestock auction were to take place during the same time as the tractor pull.